Denise

Location:

Portland, ME

Member since:

October 10, 2012

What is your hiking experience ? Would you rate yourself as beginner/intermediate, moderate, experienced? pace is slow, average, or fast? Your hardest hike was....? Have you ever organized or lead a group hike?

By now, I'd say that I am an experience 4-season hiker. My pace is probably average. I prefer a steady pace, not running up the mountain. Probably about book time but depends on the terrain. My hardest hike may have been the Wildcats not long after I started hiking 4k's in 2012. I've been an AMC trip leader since 2013 so yes, I organize and lead group hikes.

What is your favorite trail adventure experience and greatest challenge?

I really enjoyed backpacking when I did the Bonds & Twins. Greatest challenge - pulling my 5'5 frame up the steep, scrambly Dudley Trail at Katahdin.

Do you hike all seasons ? What gear do you own and know how to use?

Yes, I have all of the gear required for day trips in all seasons. Including crampons, microspikes, and snow shoes.

Do you have a hiking goal, such as reaching all NH 4000ft peaks? NE100 highest?

I finished the NE 67 in July 2014. Slowly working on the winter 48, NE 100 & 52 with a view.

What days of the week do you like to hike ?

Weekends mostly. In the summer I can do some weekdays, particularly Fridays.

Introduction

Living in southern Maine. I enjoy playing outdoors: hiking, camping, kayaking, swimming, as well as meeting new people, learning new thing, and challenging myself.


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